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September 07. 2013 10:51PM

NHIAA Football Roundup: Exeter High gridders ease past Dover


Inter-Lakes/Moultonborough's Devante Carter, is brought down by Franklin's Bruce Carey, left, and Ryan Grevier, in Meredith on Saturday. (Thomas Roy/Union Leader)

EXETER - Senior Jay Inzenga helped set the tone for the Exeter High School football team Saturday.

Inzenga, a senior fullback/defensive back, scored three touchdowns during a 10-minute span in the first half to drain all of the suspense from Exeter's season opener against Dover, a game the Blue Hawks won 48-6.
 
Inzenga picked up the ball following a blocked punt and scored from 20 yards away in the first quarter, and then scored on runs of 9 and 17 yards in the second quarter to give Exeter a 27-0 lead.
 
"He's a diligent worker in the weight room and with conditioning, and any success he has going forward is directly related to his work ethic, which is tremendous," Exeter coach Bill Ball said. "He's a tough kid and he's waited his turn."

Inzenga is part of an all-new Exeter backfield this season. He rushed for 118 yards on 10 carries last year.

The Blue Hawks, who have won the last two Division I championships, also received touchdown runs from Ryan Kelly (17 yards), Mark Cicchini (60), Ryan Quimby (7) and James Peel (70). Exeter led 14-0 after one quarter, 34-0 at halftime and 41-0 after three quarters. Running time kicked in after Quimby's TD.

"That team is built to play a Division I schedule and we're not," said Dover coach Ken Osbon, who is dealing with low participation numbers. "Our kids know what a challenge this is. Our kids are great. Bottom line is we don't have a lot of them."

Dover's touchdown came on a 3-yard run from quarterback Derek Stegman with 9:45 to play.

Exeter will play at Keene on Saturday night.

"The win is a positive and gives you a little momentum heading into next week," Ball said. "The road gets tougher."

-ROGER BROWN


Milford 48, Sanborn 23: Harrison Urda recorded a 58-yard punt return for a touchdown and added a 64-yard rushing touchdown to lead Milford (1-0). Mitchell Banuskevich (74-yard TD run) and Jahir Romney 49-yard TD run) chipped in for the win.


Plymouth 48, Kingswood 29: John Thomas rushed for three touchdowns and a two-point conversion to lead the way for Plymouth (1-0). Justin Robinson added a touchdown and Bobcats quarterback Colin Sullivan completed 10 of 11 passes for 220 yards and two touchdowns.


Winnisquam 36, Mascoma 22: Despite three touchdown runs from quarterback Justin Marsh, Mascoma couldn't overcome four turnovers (all fumbles) in the Division III opener for each team.


Newport 26, Gilford 6: Quarterback Tommy Hogan went 8-for-16 for 138 yards and two touchdowns to lead Newport.

Leading rusher Tanner Sherman had 74 yards and a touchdown. Josh Murphy and Steve Nix combined for 100 receiving yards in the Newport win.

Friday night

Merrimack 47, Goffstown 20: Connor Bourque had two touchdowns and Casey Gervais threw for 155 yards and two TDs, but it was not enough for Goffstown.


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